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Old Cucumbers Never Die 17 Aug 2013 | 11:48 am

Cucumbers are known as “yellow gourds” (黃瓜) in Chinese. They are sometime also called “baby yellow gourds” (小黃瓜). I've always wondered why they’re called “yellow” since cucumbers are obviously green. ...

How the Potato Invaded China 27 Jul 2013 | 12:21 pm

It may surprise many people to learn that China has been the world’s largest producer of potatoes since 1993. But it should not be entirely unexpected. The Chinese diet has changed drastically since t...

Remedy For That Summer Cough 30 Jun 2013 | 10:55 pm

For much of May I suffered from a seemingly endless fit of coughing. This lingering dry cough from a cold has no phlegm but was irritating nevertheless. I went to see my doctor and I was given an unus...

That’s Alkaline Zongzi You’re Smelling 31 May 2013 | 12:24 pm

About two years ago two neighbors of ours separately stopped us in the corridor and wondered if we had a good time smoking pot in our apartment the night before. I was initially perplexed and rather i...

Spring into Spring Bamboo Shoots 17 May 2013 | 12:22 pm

A Chinese children fable called “Spring Bamboo Shoot and the Pebbles” (春筍與亂石) tells a story of a spring bamboo shoot aspiring to burst through the soil, but is halted by a group of pebbles above him. ...

My Father’s Island Paradise 4 May 2013 | 03:24 am

Across a very narrow strait from the downtown waterfront of Xiamen (廈門) sits the island of Gulangyu (鼓浪嶼), a hilly outcrop smaller than Central Park in New York City and dotted with colonial-era Europ...

The Enduring Flavors of Jinjiang 25 Apr 2013 | 02:34 pm

Growing up in Singapore I often chatted with my grandfather about Jinjiang (晉江), our ancestral hometown in the province of Fujian (福建). The stories he told painted a picture of a fishing village with ...

Exploring My Roots in China’s Fujian Province 12 Apr 2013 | 03:00 am

Two weeks ago Warren and I left Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport bound for Xiamen, a major southern port city of Fujian province where my ancestors are from. One of the first things I noticed...

Beijing Cuisine Beyond Peking Duck 30 Mar 2013 | 11:34 pm

Mention Beijing cuisine and Peking duck immediately comes to mind. It conjures the image of sumptuous palace fare and complex cooking techniques. This dish is considered the ultimate of Chinese cookin...

A Love Affair with Pan-Fried Noodles 19 Mar 2013 | 08:58 am

My family is originally from the coastal Chinese province of Fujian. Traditionally our noodles are cooked in soup, boiled unadorned except for seasonings, or stir-fried in a wok with a thin sauce. Whe...

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